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The Runaway

Sixteen-year-old Eliza has just been picked up by police, placed in the foster care system and deposited in Hope House, a group home for troubled teens. Her comrades are drug addicts, truants, and juvenile delinquents but blue-haired Dean shows her that she isn’t so different from the rest of the teens she lives with. When Dean asks her to run away with him, Eliza has to decide if she wants to take her life into her own hands or live in a system that’s notorious for holding onto societal rejects like her forever.

The Runaway is a true story about falling in love and learning to heal from a life of abuse and abandonment.

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